Thursday, July 30, 2015

Herida Profunda Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
we started on 2012. had some line up problem / changes but finally we are 4 piece - all vegan / vegetarian: me (Edi on vocal) Jedras on guitar, Rafi on drums and Gavlish on bass.
all of us was or still are involved in other bands: Apatia, Sophie Scholl, Bunder Nekromunda ... we have released 1st album in 2013 on CD/LP and various tape runs. right now our 2nd release is in pressing plant.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
what i always wanted to avoid is to play just one specified music style. i think all of us in a band have a same feeling. we listed to different stuff and we have lot of different ideas. i'm not sure but based on reviews we're getting i think we have achieved it somehow. some people says we play grindcore, some crust and some other that we play hardcore or metal. so its still heavy and they way we like it but not monotonously (i hope hehehe). we don't care about how someone calls it as long as we enjoy playing it.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
i think most of the lyrics are just reflection of what happened or is happening in our lives, in our thoughts. some of them are anti fascist, some of them are pro animal cause those movements are very important to us. and some are just filled with negative thoughts that i just wanted to get rid from myself. i sing in polish language but there is a translation on our bandcamp so you can check it :)

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Herida Profunda'?
its very hard to avoid loadwords from Vitamin X song hehe but i think its something more. this name (Herida Profunda = Deep Wound in Spanish) is a good reflect to our band: fast, deep cut that leaves irreversible damages hehehehe. I wish this applies to both: musical and lyrical layer.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band s payed so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
its hard to tell which gig was best one. we love to play shows and every show is different and special in some kind. we've played in few "strange" or unusual places like old tank factory in a middle of forest of squatted public toilet and that was great experience, but we also love to play in small clubs on diy shows where there is no stage and you are very close to people. we try to keep our gigs as intense as possible, shorts songs, short brakes and short set so it's not boring for receiver and also leaves some kind of deficiency, hunger for more :)

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
i have moved to uk and rest of a band still lives in poland so we don't play as often as we used to. right now we're waiting for new release: picture disc split with Hellbastard and we will play together in September in Poznan / Poland on Rozbrat Squat. it will be 2-days, anniversary festival done every year there. this year it will be 21 years of this amazing place - its the oldest squat in Poland. this show will be also our release party.
then we will have a short brake with shows due to private issues of our drummer. we plan to appear in few festivals and play 1 or 2 tours in 2016.


7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the labels that have helped you release your music?
I run small DIY label called 783 Landsberg Hardcore Crew just for HxP needs. We have released CD version of our first album. LP version was released by 8 labels. we had some problems due to working with very irresponsible guy who runs No Sanctuary Records but after all all labels got their copies and was happy. there is a various limited runs of tape version of this material all over the world. we try to get limited tape release wherever possible.
Split with Hellbastard is also DIY cooperation between 14 labels.

8.You have a split coming out with Hellbastard, how did you get contact with this legendary band?
i just asked if they want to release split with us :) ...Originally it supposed to be split with Besthoven. we have talked with Fafao about this long time ago but finally it didnt work out and that was a reason of huge delay with releasing this material. we needed to find a split partner cause we already had our songs recorded and labels ware confirmed. i wrote to several bands that i know or just like. Malcolm from Hellbastard sayd "why not".
All labels was very happy about new split partner and now picture discs are in pressing plant :)

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of crust and grind?
I think it's ok. There is lot of people in Asia that like our facebook profile heheheh.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We are, always been and will be DIY band. We have plans for UK tour in 2016, we will play few nice festivals. Split with Hellbastard will be out soon so we will focus on sending this everywhere and promote it. We dont know what future brings, but as long what we do makes us happy we will carry on.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styes that have had an influence on your music d also what are you listening to nowadays?
There's lot of bands that we listen. When i was young i listen to metal music only, same as Jedrek (guitarist) and I think in new songs You can hear some Slayer style riffs. I personally listen to lot of different styles of music. I'm big fan of Nick Cave for example :) currently i have Weekend Nachos and The Afternoon Gentlemen and new Doom album in my player non stop.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
I'm involved in antifascist immigrants group in UK called Dywizjon 161!. Jedrek lives on Rozbrat Squat in Poznan and runs recording studio and print screen workshop there. Gavlish is involved in new left wing organization in Zielona Gora /PL. I love to travel so when I'm not traveling with band, i try to travel as much as possible with my fiancée.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for interview. Check out our bandcamp for free streaming / download of our 1st LP and some songs from next release and facebook for news and showdates.






www.HeridaProfunda.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/HeridaProfunda
www.twitter.com/heridaXprofunda
www.instagram.com/HeridaProfunda
www.reverbnation.com/HeridaProfunda

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blood/Christbait/Vic Records/2015CD Re-Issue Review


  Blood  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this zine  and  has  been  around  for  almost  30  years  and  plays  a  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind  and  noisecore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  1992 album  "Christbait"  which  will  be  re-issued  in  September  by  Vic  Records.

  Drum  beats  and  a  heavy  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  and  on  the  second  track  the  music  starts  going  for  more  of  a  fast  grindcore direction  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  death  metal  growls  and  the  songs  also bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Elements  of  crust  and  noisecore  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  this  album  is  probably the  most  death  metal  influenced  stuff  I  have  heard  from  the  band  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  can  be  heard  and  all of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  With  this  recording  Blood  still  remained  true  to  their  noise  and  grindcore  roots  but  also  focused  more  on  the  death  metal  side  of t heir  musical style  on  this  album,  the  production  sound s very  professional  for  the  era  it  was recorded  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti  political  and  society  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  was  another  great  sounding  recording  from Blood  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  death  metal  and  grindcore,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "And  No  One  Cries"  "Damnation"  "Self  Immolation"  and  "Down  To  The  Swamp".  8  out  of  10.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kriegszittern/Demo/Clagari Records/2015 Cassette Review


  Kriegszitten  are a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust  and death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  demo  which  was  released  on  cassette  by  Caligari  Records.

  A   very  distorted  reverb  sound starts  off  the  ep  before  getting  more  heavy  and adding in  melodies  and  high  pitched screams  which  leads  up  to  more of  a  death  metal  direction  along  with  some  growls  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount of  blast beats  are  utilized  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Elements  of  crust  and  d  beat  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  the  songs  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  style  of  death  metal  but  done  in  more  of  a  raw  fashion  and as  the  ep  progresses  solos  and  leads  are  brought  in  briefly  along  with  soem  of  the  faster  sections  also  bringing  in  elements  of grind.

  Kriegszitten  plays  a  style  of  death  metal  that  is  very  old  school  and   mixes  it  in  with  the  raw  energy  of  crust  punk  to  create  a  sound of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while the  lyrics  cover  war,  death,  loss  and  sacrifice  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Kriegszitten  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those musical  genres,   you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Terminal  War"  and  "Empty  Eyes".  8  out  of  10.

Cancer Clan/SelfTitled/7Degrees Records/2015 LP Review


  Cancer  Clan  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays a  mixture  of  grind,  thrash  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled 2015  album  which  was  released  on  7  Degrees  Records.

  A  very  heavy  thrash  influenced  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  getting  more  fast  and  melodic  along  with some  blast  beats  and  crust  style  growls  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very powerful  sound  to  them the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts. 

 All  of  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length  with the  longest  being  only  2  and  a  half  minutes  and  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  high  pitched  screams  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  more  of  an  old  school  extreme  metal  sound  to  the  album  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  punk  and  hardcore  influences  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  one  of  the  tracks  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction..

  Cancer  Clan  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  80's  style  hardcore  and  thrash and  mixes it  in  with  elements  of  crust and grind  to  create  a  sound  of their  own,  the  production  sound s very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cancer  Clan  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture of  thrash,  hardcore  and  grind  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Man  The  Guns"  "Shit  Your  Carcass"  "Harakiri  Supreme"  and  "last  orders".  8  out  of  10. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Noisebazooka Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Well, at the moment we are recording new songs for our upcoming full length album “salmir”. Beside of this we are organizing a split with canadian mince-grinders ARCHAGATHUS, which will probaby be released around November 2015. The six songs for this split are already recorded, the layout and artwork finished, so we are just waiting for the songs from split-partner. Then, this split also available at EveryDayHate.



2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?

NOISEBAZOOKA stands for an aggressive, fast and weird style of sound. In general it’s a mix of old school grindcore and electronic sound.



3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

Since NOISEBAZOOKA was found in late 2005, the topics and subjects the band explores, are all deeply rooted in philosophy, individual misunderstanding, cognition, perception, popular culture, dystopia, and theories.



4.the band formed out of the ashes of 'Monolith', what was the decision behind the break up of that band and starting this one?

MONOLITH, a vienna based jazz-oriented grindcore band, was formed around 1996 and the performed a lot of gigs in Austria and central Europe. Nevertheless, in 2005 they decided to quit. Afterwards, Almir, the guitarist of MONOLITH, formed together with Salmi (vocalist) and Martin (drum-technics) the short-lived project RHIZOMNIA (only the song “retriprocity” off NOISEBAZOOKA’s album “woolgathering urban antipodeans” [2008]). After the break-up of RHIZOMNIA, Almir and Salmi formed NOISEBAZOOKA in November 2005.



5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Noisebazooka'?

It was mainly Almirs idea to use the term NOISEBAZOOKA, because it fits to our idea of creating NOISEBAZOOKA-music.



6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?

We are not planning to expand the current line-up (Almir: guitars/drumtechnics/bass, Salmi: vocals/lyrics), but we get technical support from other musicians, especially Martin (ex-RHIZOMNIA, ex-NECROGRIND [Austria]) and Kimon (ex-MONOLITH).



7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

NOISEBAZOOKA stands for a shredding and blistering guitar, non-pitchshifted vocals and screams, and insane fast drumcomputer-blasts. NOISEBAZOOKA constructs harsh, cold and ultra "destructured" atmospheres that turn your brain into pieces. NOISEBAZOOKA's live performances remind someone of hyperactive and insane breakdowns. NOISEBAZOOKA sets definitely free the essential energy of grindcore.



8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Due to our families and jobs, touring won’t be possible, but we prefer shows as supporting act in small venues in Vienna (Austria), Brno (Czech Republic) and Bratislava (Slovakia).



9.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Horsebastard', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?

For me, Salmi, HORSEBASTARD is one main inspiration for our music. I discovered their music by chance at youtube, I was fascinated and so I contacted HORSEBASTARD to do this split.



10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?

We got, so far, mixed reviews. Nobody dares to say NOISEBAZOOKA is simply ok, some hate our sound and/or style others love our sound/style.



11.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

In the end of 2015 one can expect our 3rd full length album called “salmir” with more than 40 songs. Then, available at EveryDayHate.



12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Our basic influence has not changed since the founding of NOISEBAZOOKA in late 2005: AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, BRUTAL TRUTH, old NAPALM DEATH, DISCORDANCE AXIS and YACØPSÆ.



13.What are some of your non musical interests?

We, both members of NOISEBAZOOKA, share the common interests: reading books, science, weird science fiction movies, and family.



14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Grindcore is art! Thanks to Andy/EveryDayHate and to all fans of NOISEBAZOOKA.

My playlist at the moment: G.O.D. – body horror, PLUTOCRACY – dankstahz, ARCHAGATHUS – dehumanizer, TERRORIZER – world downfall, MODORRA – solar anus.





Bruce X Campbell Interview


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band? well the band was first created by myself (jon) and my friend chris in late 2005, we were bored teenagers that had a strong passion for crust/grind so we decided to start brucexcampbell, the first day of its creation we wrote about 5-7 songs and played our first show in east los angeles. Over the year's it has had different members, now we evolved to a 4 piece chaos grind band, rolo-drummer, juan-bassist, jeffrey-vocalist, me-guitarist/vocalist.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings? our style of grind is untraditional, it has some groove to it, along side with some sluggish hate, with alot of fearsome blast beats.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music? the lyrics range from past experiences in life,to udder disgust with humanity, and what it has become.

4.I know that the band is named after the actor of the same name, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in his movies? well they are goofy, funny, and unexpected those are the best one's.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance? most of our best show's i'd have to say were backyard shows, filled to the end's of the yard and just the vibe of them were very overwhelming, waves of bodies splashing against one another those were the best one's. stage performance... we try our best to not play on stage's, we mainly just put all our energy and passion into playing our instrument's, that is what we love.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future? we plan to play california deathfest this year in oakland, very stoked on that. We also recently got added to maryland deathfest. Our mind's mind's were blown after we received the news, so we might set up mini tour when we had to maryland.

7.So far you have been a part of a few splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the bands and labels you have worked with on these recordings? well  both of our splits with green terror and pyogenic cystclot were released by eli from bloody scythe records. He has helped us out alot can't thank him enough, he's also releasing another split for us soon. The band's that we did the split with great guys and amazing grind band's !

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore? the feedback has been great, but i hear people have been wanting more from us, which we have alot of music but we've all been stuck in a rut for a while. Now that we all have our feet ground we'll be releasing alot more music for the world to destroy their ears.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future? hopefully evolving even more into a beast of grind, like we have been for close to 10 year's now.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays? well for me band's like dahmer that started me off than dystopia i love dystopia! insect warfare, mesrine, but for the other band member's we all have different taste our drummer for over 7 years now just barely started getting into grind i'd say a year or 2 ago, and he's a beast on drums! haha. What i listen to now still the same band's some crust his hero is gone, tragedy, remains of the day, agathoceles, the afternoon gentlemen, impaled, haemorrhage, warsore, list goes on as i am attempting to haha. 

11.What are some of your non musical interests? non musical interest, i'd have to say my son haha then i'd go back to music.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? keep the grind alive, stay rooted, and hail to the king.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Horsebastard/Noisebazooka/EveryDayHate Records/2015 Split7 Inch Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  England's  Horsebastard  and Austria's  Noisebazooka  which  was  released  by  EveryDayHate Records  and  we  will  start  off the  ep  with  Horsebastard  a band  that plays  blastcore.

  Spoken  word parts  start  off  their  side  of t he  blast  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavy  noise/grind  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  brutal  blast  beats  along  with  some  element  of  crustcore  in  both  the  riffs  and  vocals  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  songs  stick  mostly  to  a  fast  direction  while  some  mid  paced  and  slow  parts  are  utilized  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  humorous  and  angry themes.

  In  my  opinion  Horsebastard  are  a  very  great  sounding  blastcore  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Saturday  Night Palsy"  and  "Taste  The  Smell  Of  Sound".

  Next  up  is  Noisebazooka  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grind  and  noisecore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with a  very  heavy  bass  guitar  sound,  blast  beats  and  angry  shouting  vocals  along  with some  reverb  spoken word  parts  before  adding  in  screaming  vocals  which  also  leads  to  more  of  a  grindcore  direction  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  and  one  song  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads  and  the  last  track  also  bring s in  a  small  amount  of  melody,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.                  

  In  my  opinion  Noisebazooka  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grind  and  noisecore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out the  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Altered  Rainbows"  and  "Afterlife  Crossing".

  In  conclusion  i  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  grind  and  noisecore.  8  out  of  10.
 

Captain Cleanoff/Rising Terror/Blastasfuck Grindcore/2015 CD Review


  Captain  Cleanoff  are  a  band  from Australia  that  plays  a  mixture  of grindcore  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2015  album  "Rising  Terror"  which  was  released in  April  by  Blastasfuck  Grindcore.

  A  very  heavy  and  raw  grindcore  sound  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  blast  beats  and  the  music  also  brings  in  death  metal  growls  at  times  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  being  under  less  than  2  minutes  while  the  last  track  is  close  to  5  minutes.

  Elements  of  crust  and  power  violence  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  even  more  of  a  distorted  feeling  to the  music  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  thrash  influences  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Captain Cleanoff  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  heaviest  and  rawest  elements  of  power  violence  and  grindcore  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  very  heavy  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Captain  Cleanoff  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grindcore  and  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Rising  Terror"  "Ode  To  Nero"  "System  Collapse"  and  "Death  From  Skies".  8  out  of  10.   


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Barrows Interview

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?



All in all, we're just a band who loves to play music. We infuse all of what we've learned through life experiences into creating a sound that describes all of us in one. But, in essence...there's not a whole lot more to tell, haha. We're a group of guys, trying our hardest to do what we love. We don't have some epic story or some crazy coincidences that brought us forth. This is just our favorite thing to do and we'd love to keep on doing it.





2. So far you have recorded one album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?



It's always been a little tough to describe what musical sound we have. We're kind of like the textbook definition of entropy, “an equilibrium from organized chaos”. We're fast, we're hard hitting, sometimes slow and crushing, have our mixed bag of tempos, and we're technical where we see fit. It's a mash up of our influences and our own specific styles that we've developed over the years of learning how to voice our instruments.





3. The band has been around since 2008 but waited until 2015 to release any music, can you tell us a little bit more about the 7 year wait?



We started out as a band that was more of a hobby than anything. We'd play shows here and there locally, taking our time with writing. There was also a lineup change, and a few persistent medical issues that held us back too. But about 2 years ago, something changed. Like it clicked in all of our heads at the same time that this felt 'right', it felt 'real”. From there on, we wanted to do this seriously. So, we started to work our asses off, tried our best with writing, and picked out nine of our favorites to record. After that was done, we got our own little studio and recorded forthwith. And that was that. We're as focused as we've ever been as a band now.





4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?



There's a lot of hatred in the lyrics. A specific kind of hatred, born from sadness and abuse. Homicidal hatred, hatred from misogyny, a lot of hatred and wanting destruction of the world, self hatred, and suicide and self destruction.





5. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Barrows'?



Well, the word Barrows in itself is a very ambiguous word. We chose the almost archaic meaning, derived from the Old English word bearg, which is a castrated male boar, or swine. The inspiration is from us playing brutal metal. Gotta have a brutal name to support the sound.



6. What are some of the best shows that the band has done so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?



Sometimes the best shows we play are at smaller venues. Generally the crowd is closer, you get to be more intimate with the fans which is a real fun experience. As to our stage performance, we try to put on a show by shying away from the simple - set up, play, tear down, fin. We set up fog machines, lights, strobes, samples, whatever we can get our hands on to make the experience more engaging and interesting for the crowd. We also work at practices to try and get ourselves as tight as possible for when show time comes. Don't want a sloppy show and a tight sounding album.





7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?



Currently, we do have future show dates. Some booked locally, we have a CD release show happening, out of town show in a metal festival. We look to book shows when they come at us. As for touring, we want to spread our name as much as we can and establish as much popularity as possible before any big tour is announced.





8. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?



Yes, and yes. We've received some interest already, and been approached about our full length album. Which is almost surreal to see. Receiving more interest is always really awesome. And, as a band we'd like to reach out and get more people/labels interested in us as well.





9. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal and grindcore?



So far, response has been good with how we've been spreading out. Sometimes it can be a challenge for a band from a smaller city to reach out to the world. But thankfully, they invented the internet haha, which makes it way easier. From spreading as much as we have to the online world, and also in our own region, response has been very positive. We really hope to maintain that path of positivity.





10. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?



We're kinda taking it one day at a time. As of now, we're just spreading the word about us, and focusing on writing more material, and setting up more shows. What the future hold for us is a mystery, so we do our best and hope that charging into the unknown brings us good fortune.





11. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?



Joey: Right now, I'm into the new Cattle Decapitation album, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, and Hands Like Houses. My inspirations range from Frederic Chopin, to Dave McGraw from Cattle Decap. Also Mario Duplantier from Gojira.

Lee: Grindcore and death metal have been my biggest influences, CODC, CIC, and Cattle Decapitation. Right now I'm really going though the original metal that started me off like, Sadis Euphoria, Killtheslavemaster, and Upheaval to name a few. And Wormrot is always being played.

Owen:  Bands like Immolation, Dead Congregation, Axis of Advance, and a lot of West Coast bands (In particular Crackwhore, Abuse, and Sinned) all have a certain feel to them and I'm drawn to that. Songs that you'll rewind back several times just to hear this super awesome riff where every instrument is perfect. Lately it's been a lot of Jayke Orvis, Bethlehem's Dark Metal, and the new Drudkh album.





12. What are some of your non musical interests?



Joey: Well, I'm really into bodybuilding, writing poetry and short stories, and being a biology/anatomy nerd.

Lee: I'm getting into drums a lot more now, getting out of the house and biking and music always has it's place with my other hobbies.

Owen: Love the documentaries, basketball (NBA 2k15), and putzing around the house and yard.



13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts



Absolutely. A big thanks to you for wanting to interview us. We are moving forward on the locomotive of progress, and would like to thank all who will check us out, whether you're into our style of music or not. New fans are good fans. A shout out to families and friends, we couldn't have done anything like this without the support from you guys. And also thank you to everyone who has ever come out to our shows. It really means a lot to us. This is our favorite thing to do, and we're excited to see where it leads us.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Path To Grind/Give Praise Records/July2015 SamplerReview

This  is  a  review  of  a  sampler  from  Give  Praise  Records  called  "The  Path  To  Grind"  which  was  released  this month  and  we  will  review  the  songs  one  by  one.

  1.Abortion  brings  us  "Children  of  Satan"  a  song  that  starts  out  with  Gregorian  chants  before  going  for  a  more  brutal  noise.grindcore  sound  that  is  still  very  heavily  influenced  by  death  metal.

 2.Bruce  X  Campbell  brings  us  "Humanity  Deserves  to  Die"  a  very  aggressive  noise/grind  song  that  also  mixes  in  elements  of  power  violence.

 3.Choked  By  Own  Vomits  brings  us  "Sweatpants  Factory"  a  crust/grindcore  sound  that  also  mixes  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

4.Department  Of  Correction  brings  us  "Suck  It  Up"  a  very  fast,  aggressive and   brutla  crust/grind  sound.

5.Endless  Demise  brings  us  "Seeds  Of  Destruction"  a  very  fast  and  aggressive  song  that  mix crust,  grind  and  death  metal.

6.Fubar  brings  us  "Death  Or Doubt"  a  very  old  school  sounding  crust/grind  song.

7.Organized  Dorks  brings  us  "Your  Wealth" which  is  more  of  a  raw  noisecore  song.

8.Intestinal  Rot  brings  us  "Cranium  Crushing"  a  song  that  brings  in  horror  movie  samples  before  going  into  more  of  a  brutal  and  guttural  death/grind  direction.

9.Mesrine  brings  us  "Blood  Boils"  a  song  that  goes  for  a  very  old  school  crust/grind  sound.

10.Moloch brings  us  "Unendlichkeit"  which  is  more  of  an  ambient,  depressive  black  metal  track  and  changes  the  pace  of  the  compilation  a  bit.

11.Osk  brings  us  "Burning  Human" a  song  tha t mixes  brutal  grind  with  sludge.

12.Proleter  brings  us  "Global  Darkness  Destruction"  a  very  old  school  and  brutla  grindcore  song.

13.Ritual  Miser  brings  us  "Cult"  another  brutal  sounding  crust/grindcore  song.

14.Sick  Of  Stupidity  brings  us  "Slumber  Of  Humanity"  a  very  fast  and  brutal  sohng  that  mixes  crust  and  grindcore  together.

15.Soil  Of  Ignorance  brings  us  "Downfall  Existence"  a  song  that  mixes  power  violence,  crust  and  grindcore  together.

16.Strong  Intention  brings  us  "The  Carnivore"  a  song  that  mixes  punk,  crust  and  grindcore  together to  write  a  fast  song.

17.Suffering  Mind  brings  us  "Down  My  Throat"  which  is  a  Disrupt  cover.

18.To  Dust  brings  us  "The  Perspectivist"  a  very  fast  and  aggressive  crust/grind  sound  with plenty  of  brutal  blast  beats.

19.Violent  Opposition  brings  us  "Logic  Vs.  Retallation"  which  is  more  of  a  punk mixed  with  power  violence  song.

20.Wake  closes  the  compilation  with  "Smolder"  a  very  fast  and  aggressive  brutla  grindcore  song.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  compilation  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  crust  and  grindcore. 8  out  of  10. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Herida Profunda/Self Titled/783 Landsberg Hardcore Crew/2013 CD Review


  Herida  Profunda  are  a  band  with members from  both Poland  and  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  mixture  of  hardcore,  crust  and  grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2013  album  which  was  released  by  783  Landsberg  Hardcore  Crew.

  Dark  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  small  amount  of  noises  that  start  to kick  in  after  a  while  and  after  the  into  the  music  goes  into  more  on  an  old  school  hardcore  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  growling  vocals  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  crust  elements  into  their  musical  style.

  High  pitched  grindcore  screams  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  hardcore  style  shouting  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  with  the  longest  being  close  to  3  minutes  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  and  all  of  the  music  remains  true  to  a  very  heavy  musical  direction.

  Herida  Profunda  plays  a  very  heavy  and  raw  musical  style  that  mixes  in  crust  and  hardcore  in  with  the  heaviness  and  speed  of  grindcore  to  create  a  sound  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  violent,  hateful  and  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Herida  Profunda  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  hardcore,  crust  and  grind  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spalone  Mostly"  "Paraliz"  "783"  and  "Udreka".  8  out  of  10.  

    

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Barrows/Swine Race /2015 Full Length Review Review


  Barrows  are  a  band  from Medicine  Hat,  Alberta,  Canada  that  plays  a  musical  style  that  combines  brutal  death  metal,  grind  and  noisecore  together  into  a  musical  style  they  call  'wargrind'  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album "Swine  Race".

   A  very fast  and brutal  death  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  growls  that  also  get  very  guttural  at  times  and  they  also  bring  in  high   pitched  noisecore  screams  in  at  times  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Melodies can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  the  music  also  has  more  of  a  modern  and  brutal  approach  to  death  metal  and  grindcore  while  you  can  still  hear  a  lot  of  old  school  elements  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  whole  album  avoids  any  solos  and  leads  and  also  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  musical  direction  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.  

  Barrows  plays  a  musical  style  that  mixes  brutal  death  metal  with  grind  and  noisecore  to  create  a  very  fast  ans  heavy  sounding  album,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  murder  and  chaos  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Barrows  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  brutal  death  metal,  grind  and  noisecore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Children  of Matricide"  "River  Blindness"  "Martyr"  and  "Uxoricide".  8  out  of  10.

www.barrowsband.com